Like most, if not all, of us I'm working from home (WFH). I'm having to use a work laptop, which is older. I've been doing this for two weeks and am likely to continue for another two weeks at least.
One thing I'm very conscious of is ergonomics in my work environment. At home, with my desktop, I've got things set up well, ergonomically speaking. At work, basically the same thing. However, WFH with the work laptop, not so much. I have a second monitor connected to the work laptop's docking station. That second monitor is in a good position for viewing. But the laptop's monitor is too long. After two weeks of WFH I'm finding I'm hunching too much. I could get some books and raise the laptop, but then the keyboard would be in a bad position, causing me to place my arms in a position more conducive to promoting carpel tunnel syndrome. My wife and I were talking this over and she suggested, if its possible, I could attach a second, basic keyboard to the work laptop's docking station.
This seems like a great solution, but will it work? I don't know how good the work laptop's Bluetooth is - it is an older laptop. Likely whatever Bluetooth capabilities it has are out of date with current Bluetooth capabilities. So, I was thinking a simple, basic USB keyboard. But is it possible to connect a second keyboard to a laptop? If so, how to I configure Windows 10 Enterprise to recognize the second keyboard as the primary keyboard input device?
For sale , Microsoft Surface 3 tablet , 4 gigs memory, 128 gig storage
good used condition
Urban Armor Gear scout case for surface 3
Blue type cover for surface 3
Surface 3 pen
Asking $200 Plus actual shipping from Central Indiana, USA
I love the tablet, but had to get an Ipad so I could facetime with my granddaughter !
I have a Surface RT (32 GB) and it only has 1.69 GB of space left on the HD. The thing is that I have almost nothing on it (just a few apps that I check and do NOT take a lot of space, and small files), so I don't know what is taking so much space. Does anyone knows where is all that memory going? I have not being able to find it (I have checked the size of the apps, delete the trash can, delete the internet history/cookies)...
Also, I want to upgrade to Windows 8.1. These are the two ways that I have think of doing it, but I will like your opinion on which option is better (or if there is a better way):
Plan 1: take the tablet to its original status (in PC settings > General > Remove everything and reinstall Windows), move the recovery files to a thumb drive (http://www.surfacegeeks.net/forums/index.php?/topic/192-surface-rt-how-to-free-up-4-gigabytes-of-storage-space-on-your-rt/), and do all updates to take it to Windows 8.1
Plan 2: free some space by moving the recovery files to a thumb drive, make the upgrade to Windows 8.1, run a cleanup disk and defragment the drive
Making a backup of the files in the tablet is easy b/c there is not much in it, but my main concerns for the process are: I am going to loose microsoft office? is it going to ask me for any key/license number (if I ever had one, I don't know where it is)? anything else that I am missing?
I have a Surface Pro 4 i7 with 512GB which was very expensive! After a couple of months I have noticed that sometimes when I put it to sleep it won't wake up and I have to reset the whole thing. I love the device and use it a lot, and I twitted Microsoft and they contacted me and say that I have to replace it... I am OK with that but I live in UK and the service is from USA, they say they do not have my device and have to send me a refurbished one, on the other hand I can see the UK store has my model.
My question is, what do you guys think of refurbished devices? Does it affect the performance? I am not too annoyed about the issue, I just do not put it to sleep anymore, but on the other hand it is annoying that a new and expensive item does not work properly. What would you guys do? I mostly use my Surface to draw with Illustrator and Photoshop...
I would appreciate any short of advice and help!
Thank you very much!
By Mr Bill
Good day all,
Here is a question that I have not seen asked. I am looking at getting a Surface RT for my wife next month and am wondering if anyone has been able to get a Zune HD to work the unit, either in the Xbox music app or some other way.
Thanks for your time.